The Silverado with Chevrolet’s First Pursuit Rank Joins the Legendary Tahoe PPV

The Silverado with Chevrolet’s First Pursuit Rank Joins the Legendary Tahoe PPV

2022-03-30


DETROIT – Building on 25 years of success with the Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle, Chevrolet debuted its first-ranked Silverado pursuit. The Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle 2023 is a four-wheel drive truck with a crew cab, short berth, designed for high speed and dynamic capability with the added comfort and ample storage capacity required for an everyday patrol vehicle.

“We are constantly in conversation with customers and evaluating how we can better meet their needs,” said Ed Pepper, vice president of GM Fleet USA. “25 years of engineering our Tahoe police chase vehicles coupled with 100 years of Chevrolet truck success, puts us in a great position to deliver the truly capable PPV Silverado to our customers.”

Expanding Chevrolet’s Successful PPV Performance
The PPV Silverado has many of the performance bases the Tahoe PPV would most desire. Highlights include a 355-horsepower 5.3L V-8 engine, a standard 10-speed automatic transmission and six-piston Brembo front brake calipers with 16-inch rotors for increased brake durability. Performance is optimized with standard heavy duty engine air filters.

Ensuring confidence on the road at high speeds, the Silverado PPV features a certified speedometer, 20-inch black steel wheels borrowed from Tahoe PPV and 20-inch Goodyear tires for all-terrain speeds. The turning radius is an impressive 46.9 feet.
To meet the non-pursuit needs of towing trailers for marine and mounted divisions, the PPV Silverado comes standard with a maximum towing capacity of 9,300 pounds.1.
When the task of taking the Silverado PPV off road, the truck comes standard with:

  • Rancho shocks, included with the proven Z71 Silverado off-road package
  • Locking rear differential
  • Slip plate

The available 2-inch raised suspension further reinforces the Silverado PPV’s off-road credentials and sets it apart from the competition. This allows for a best-in-class 11.35-inch ground clearance and increases the angle of approach to an impressive 25.9 degrees.

Made to Be Equipped
As a long-standing supplier to law enforcement agencies, Chevrolet knows the importance of offering a wide selection of available specialty equipment that allows easy installation2which include:

  • Additional wiring circuit for easy cabling to connect truck horn and siren.
  • A Surveillance Mode Circuit that allows upfitters to easily install lighting controls. Once a third party has wired, the circuitry allows control over the truck’s exterior and interior lighting, allowing discretion when patrolling.
  • Five upfitter switches for simple linking to the most frequently used controls.
  • Elimination of the optional front center seat so departments can customize the cockpit of their vehicles to suit their needs.
  • LED or halogen spotlights.

To help reduce customer costs and upfit time, trucks are equipped with standard head and taillight flashers.

Interior Comfort and Competitive Storage Options
To help officers get into the vehicle and on the road quickly, the truck features remote keyless entry, standard push to start, and standard column shifter. With the availability of a power cloth seat, the driver can also easily adjust the seat according to his needs. The interior is easy to clean thanks to the available heavy-duty vinyl flooring and rear seats.

Officers carry lots of essential digital devices to stay connected with their team. The PPV Silverado includes a 220-amp alternator and two 120-volt outlets to help the device stay powered when away from base. An optional upfitter bank switch is also available with three 30-amp and two 20-amp circuits for emergency equipment.

With configurable storage options, the PPV Silverado allows customers to take advantage of a combined interior volume of 129.8 cubic feet.

The 5 ft 8 inch truck bed with available hard tri-fold tonneau cover allows weatherproof storage for cargo which must be stored separately from the interior cab for officer safety. Twelve standard welded ties help officers secure items on the bed. Paired with a standard corner-step rear bumper and an optional multi-flex tailgate, officers can access cargo more easily.

Safety first
A range of standard safety features serve to help law enforcement stay in control and avoid collisions. The Chevrolet Safety Assist package features Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning3Forward Collision Warning3Following Distance Indicator3Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking3. If desired, IntelliBeam headlights3 automatically operates headlights at speeds above 12 mph until the system detects the headlights of an approaching vehicle or the taillights of a previous vehicle.

Other available safety features include:

  • unemployed protected
  • Adaptive browsing control3
  • Rear Parking Assistance3
  • Rear Traffic Warning with Rear Traffic Braking3
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert3

Here to Serve
Chevrolet first introduced the Tahoe PPV in 1997. Over the years, Chevrolet has continued to listen to officers and expanded its PPV portfolio to meet the needs of modern policing. General Motors organized the official Law Enforcement Products Council more than two decades ago to learn first-hand from officers how they can effectively perform their duties behind the wheel. High-ranking law enforcement officers and civil fleet managers make up the board, and all have played important roles in the Chevrolet police vehicle program over the years.

The Silverado 2023 Police Pursuit Vehicle and Special Service Vehicle will be available starting late summer 2022 in the United States and Canada.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the largest car brands in the world, available in 80 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles featuring great performance, a heart-beating design, passive and active safety features, and easy-to-use technology all worth it. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

1Before you buy a vehicle or use it for a trailer, carefully review the Trailers section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo, and options or accessories can reduce the amount you can tow.
2Equipment from independent suppliers is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier changes.
3Safety features or driver assistance are not a substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for feature limitations and important information.

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